Uncovering local talent and leadership is all too often seen as a seemingly simple task for an experienced Red Cross representative. For the Red Cross, these special volunteers just don't come along everyday. In fact, all Red Cross volunteers are special. They give effortlessly of their time, energy, knowledge and yes, sometimes even their money. Somewhere among the best people in town, one will always find Red Cross volunteers.
The Rotary Club Speech Contest will be March 3 at 7:30 a.m. at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
Approximately 100 people attended the Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dinner and Dance to benefit the Mars Theater last Saturday. Lisa Brant, the organizer of the event, said she was happy with the turnout for the first year and hopes to build on that number next year. The event was held at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum.
John Chancey and Jennifer Nichols were crowned 2009 Valentine's Day King and Queen at Effingham Care Center Valentine's Party.
President Karen Tanksley thanks Lisa Phillips, media specialist at South Effingham Middle School, for an enlightening presentation to The Rotary Club of Effingham County.
Stan Sparks welcomes Tess Hynes into The Rotary Club of Effingham County. With her installation, Hynes has committed to be an active member of the club, to put "service above self" and to abide by the Four Way Test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Hynes is the new special events and member services manager at the ...
Boy Scouts from Troop 691 used their makeup skills to expose the Explorer Scouts of the Effingham County Sheriff's Department Explorer program to realistic wounds and physical injuries of all types.
Effingham Fire Rescue Venture Crew 691 and Bloomingdale Fire Explorer Post 124 attended the 2009 Winterfest event in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Both groups are part of the Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America.
Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon rewarded both a judge and an assistant governor at the meeting last week.
Susan Arnsdorff Schnase, daughter of Gordon and Clara Sue Arnsdorff and granddaughter of the late Alton and Saralyn Arnsdorff of Springfield, was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans by the Omaha, Neb., Jaycees last month.
L. Stephen Mobley was re-elected chairman of the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees at their meeting Tuesday night in the hospital's community room.
Jeffery Hancock was named the Effingham County School System STAR student Thursday at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's meeting. Hancock is South Effingham High School's STAR student. He chose Carla Dean, his eighth grade earth sciences teacher, as his STAR teacher. Hancock will be attending Georgia Tech.
The United Way recognized Linda Snyder's years of volunteer work with the organization at a surprise reception Wednesday.
The Savannah Chapter of the Military Officers Association (SAMOA) installed its new officers for 2009-10 at a Jan. 16 dinner at the Carey Hilliard's on Abercorn Street.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is offering a new coffee mug that shows off some of Effingham County's tourism efforts. Pictured on the mugs in full color are photos of Civil War soldiers in a skirmish at Olde Effingham Days, the moss-draped steeple of the Jerusalem Lutheran Church at New Ebenezer, the ceremonial keg tapping at the Effingham Oktoberfest, and the historic restored county courthouse.
Army Pvt. Richard H. Grimes has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Retired Staff Sgt. James Sapp visited with cadets in the Effingham Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron on May 14 to share his experiences in World War II. Sapp shared narrow escapes and fortunate blessings encountered as he moved from place to place and assignment to assignment during the war.
Army Pvt. Marvin L. Wallace has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Effingham County residents are invited to participate in the annual Memorial Day program at Veterans Park in Springfield. The program will be held Monday at 6 p.m. and will honor all veterans. Specific honor will be paid to the 62 men from Effingham killed in action.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kane L. Smith recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham County Probate Court Judge Beth Rahn Mosley has completed her probate judges training in Athens. She completed the training April 20.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Chrystopher J. Way recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The Effingham County Republican Party will hold a public meeting Monday at 7 p.m. with Brad Saxon of the state Department of Transportation and Effingham County representatives on the proposed transportation-special purpose local option sales tax.
Effingham County will step back in time next weekend, thanks to the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of Confederacy.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Malcolm K. Sanford graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army National Guard Pvt. Joshua D. Blanks has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).
The numbers surrounding cardiac disease are frightening and they continue to tell a story that women need to hear. According to the National Institutes of Health, one in four women die from heart disease, making it the number one killer of women in the United States.
Farms hold a central role in the heritage of our state, having formed the economic, cultural and family foundation for generations of Georgians. Some farms have been continuously operating for over 100 years and deserve recognition for their historical importance.
Bill Tyson is the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District Conservationist of the Year in Soil and Water from Effingham County.